Musharraf formally arrested in Benazir murder case

Former president Pervez Musharraf. — File photo
Former president Pervez Musharraf. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday formally arrested Pervez Musharraf in the Benazir Bhutto murder case.

Musharraf will remain at his Chak Shahzad farmhouse residence but will be produced at the anti-terrorist court in Rawalpindi on Friday.

Since his return to Pakistan in a bid to contest the 2013 general election, the former army strongman has been embroiled in a number of cases against him, ranging from judges' detention to Benazir's assassination to treason against the state.

Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack outside Rawalpindi’s Liaquat Bagh on December 27, 2007 while Musharraf was president. She was killed after addressing an election campaign rally in the city.

The ATC had indicted Musharraf in the case in February 2011, and in August the same year he was declared a proclaimed offender and his property was attached because of his absence.

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Apr 25, 2013 10:48pm

Justice should prevail but a fair trial. No personal feuds or vendetta.

Yemeen Zuberi
Apr 26, 2013 03:17am

Now Musharraf is on the other side of the table. I can only imagine how he's feeling.

Apr 26, 2013 03:53am

Hope Zardari win again and rule Pakistan forever so Pakistani may eventually learn about sincere person like former president Mussharaf.